reply to en102
Re: Areas that get spun off All roaming agreements are required by the FCC's merger conditions to be maintained by Verizon Wireless until they expire.
Now, it should be understood that this only applies to areas Verizon Wireless will assume control. Divested markets are still up to the purchasing company to do what they wish.
It is very likely that AT&T will pick up these areas, and if that's the case GSM won't be leaving those areas for a long time to come.
BUT - Even if AT&T chose not to purchase them, the roaming revenue they get would probably sway the operator to keep GSM and CDMA active.